Jaipur: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will today launch the integration of six government schemes with Aadhaar card from Dudu near Jaipur in Rajasthan.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday took stock of the situation ahead of the visit and directed the officials to finalise the preparation of the event which would be attended by over one lakh people, an official sources said here.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (MGNREGS), Chief Minister's Rural BPL housing scheme, Public Distribution System, Chief Minister's higher education scholarship scheme, social security pension scheme and LPG cylinder distribution scheme will be Aadhar enabled following the launch.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Union Ministers Sachin Pilot, Dr. Ashwani Kumar and Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India Nandan Nilekani will be present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister will also handover the 21st Crore Aadhar Card to a resident in Dudu.
On the occasion of the launch, ongoing Aadhaar Enabled Service Delivery pilots of PDS in Kakinada, East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh; Social Security payment in Aurangabad, Maharashtra; LPG cylinders delivery in Mysore, Karnataka; MGNREGS payment in Ramgarh, Jharkhand and Old Age Pension payments in West Tripura district of Tripura will be telecast live, according to the AIR.
Aadhaar, a 12-digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India serves as a proof of identity and address anywhere in the country. The objective of integration of Government schemes is to ensure that its advantage reaches to the genuine beneficiaries. (ANI)